Sweepstakes Celebrates Iowa’s Youth Baseball Softball Day

Posted by on May 1 in News

Big Prizes to be Awarded by Sponsor Seeking Stories

WATERLOO, IOWA (May 1, 2013) – Youth baseball and softball seasons are in full swing, and now players have a chance to win big for their team.

In celebration of Youth Baseball Softball Day on May 19, local nonprofit Build Our Ballpark is sponsoring a promotion that awards the sweepstakes winner along with each player and coach from his or her team a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card.

“In 2009, Governor Culver helped us proclaim this holiday statewide,” said Bob Hellman, Build Our Ballpark founder and executive director. “We hope it will grow into a national event, especially with activities like this giveaway.”

To enter, players age four to 14 should submit a story under 200 words or a short video about why they love to play baseball or softball and what they’ve learned by playing.

Entries will be accepted at BuildOurBallpark.org from May 19 to June 19, with a winner being drawn June 20 and announced that evening at the Riverfront Sports Park Grand Opening.

The winner’s team will receive a $50 gift card for each player and coach to purchase items like cleats, gloves and apparel.

“We can’t wait to hear how baseball and softball have affected kids’ lives in a positive way,” said Hellman. “I bet their stories will sound like the ones I loved to tell at that age.”

To learn more about the promotion and help children enter, visit BuildOurBallpark.org starting May 19.

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